'Everyone is trying to con everyone - we even con ourselves'. So says the master of con.
By the end of the movie you may very well agree with him.
The year is 1987. Christian Bale stars as Irving Rosenfeld, whose life is based on deception. When he meets the love if his life, he teams up with the master of con. Both have had difficult starts to their lives, but are determined to rise above the average. She joins him in a money lending scheme that never delivers. A federal agent has a cunning plan and needs a con man to help him. He, played by Bradley Cooper, begs for a loan from the team. The master of con, played by Amy Adams, takes a cheque and is now facing a jail term. Now the fun begins. They agree to outsmart politicians and the mob. The mayor of Camden New Jersey, played by Jeremy Renner, wants petrodollars to rebuild Atlantic City.